Nepal Telecom, a government-owned telecommunications company, is set to launch IP TV service from January 1. The company will provide IP TV service along with its Fiber to the Home Internet. Only after completing the necessary technical preparations.
First Phase Test of NT IP TV
The company broadcasted the first phase of the test on last February. They conducted a successful test broadcast on February 17th, 2020 to provide television service along with the Internet.
According to the telecom, the first phase of the test broadcast was positive. Also, they planned to make this service available to customers from April 1, 2020.
Although the initial test was positive, it has been delayed due to the lockdown. Also, including the clean feed policy that started with the epidemic of Covid-19.
According to Mr. Dilliram Adhikari, Managing Director of Telecom, content management for IP TV is currently underway in line with the Clean Feed policy. Some employees of the telecom are now using the free-to-air (channel for broadcasting) through the IP TV service, which is currently in trial period.
“Clean Feed’s policy has led to separate agreements with foreign channels,” the managing director Mr. Adhikari told.
The billing and CRM (customer relationship management) side are all ready, the official said. Also, the official said, ‘Now the package is being prepared. It will be finalized in the next few days.’ In addition, ‘We probably aim to bring this service into commercial operation from January 1. ‘
Also, the company has been aggressively expanding its FTTH (Fiber to the Home) internet service in recent times. In which internet and landline telephone service is being provided.
The IP TV service that will be launched in the near future will also be connected to it. Recently, the company has introduced a package that provides 300 MB of data per day for free to customers who take the 20 Mbps FTTH package. Currently, about 96,000 customers are connected to Telecom’s FTTH internet service.